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Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →
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57 Shorts Are in the Oscar Game This Year

Last weekend, a total of 57 animated shorts which had qualified to compete in the Oscar race were screened in New York. Thanks to animator Michael Sporn’s (Poe) fantastic blog, we ... Continue Reading →
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Tissa David Memorial Planned in New York

We got word today through Michael Sporn’s blog that a memorial has been planned for the late animator and teacher Tissa David at the Academy Lighthouse Theater in New York on Tuesday ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Tissa David Passes Away at 91

We were saddened by the recent news that New York-based indie animation artist Tissa David passed away last night at age 91 from a brain tumor. The news was first reported on animation ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Salute John Hubley

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ next “Monday Nights with Oscar” screening series installment will celebrate the life and work of acclaimed animator John Hubley. ... Continue Reading →